“Bomb Girls” to air in U.S. on ReelzChannel

Well here’s some news that will surely have you madly surfing your TV channels. U.S. cable network ReelzChannel will begin airing the Canadian World War II drama Bomb Girls this fall. The series tells the stories of a group of women who work in a munitions factory during the war and features a lesbian character named Betty (played by Ali Liebert).

The show debuted in Canada in January and ran for a six episodes its first season. It has already been picked up for a 12-episode second season. The series also stars Oscar-nominated Agnes of God star Meg Tilly (and sister of Bound actress Jennifer Tilly).

Liebert’s lesbian character Betty is known for her tough-girl swagger, but has a definite soft spot for fellow bomb girl Kate (played by Charlotte Hegele). The first season delved into their relationship.

No word on when the series will debut on ReelzChannel, but it should begin with the first season. Hopefully the pick-up by a U.S. station will help expand the show’s fanbase and get more lesbian viewers enthralled by the lives of these ladies. Reelz has released a trailer for its fall slate of new shows, including a very short clip from Bomb Girls.

So, excited about Bomb Girls finding a wider audience? Have any idea if you get the ReelzChannel? Already watched the first season and just anxiously waiting for the second season? Discuss.

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